Take A Kid Fishing Day 2017

  • North Canterbury
  • 24/07/2017
  • Richie Cosgrove

Take A Kid Fishing Day 2017

This years North Canterbury Take A Kid Fishing Day is being held on October 15 at the The Groynes picnic grounds, off Johns Rd, Belfast, Christchurch starting at 9am.

This is a very popular event and we recommend families get there early to get their spot.

It is a free morning event for all children and it’s on wet or fine.

FGNZ NC TAKF12The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust has once again generously donated hundreds of salmon which will be released into the lakes at the Groynes.  Come and enjoy a fun kids’ fishing day. 

No registration or fishing licence necessary (Fish and Game provide a whole-of-site licence for the day).

Adults may assist but are not permitted to fish.  Caravans on site with food and drinks for sale. 

9am to 1pm

Take a Kid Fishing is for children 12 years and under, with one lake especially for the under-8s where each child has a short one-on-one session with an expert angler (there is sometimes a queue for this).

We have some rods, tackle and bait for loan in the morning, so don’t worry if you don’t have any gear.  At all four lakes, skilled anglers from fishing clubs will be there to give advice and help. 

1pm to 7pm

All children (under 18 years old) can fish, but from 1pm will need their own gear.

Learn to clean and cook your catch

An “Executive Chef”, will be there with his hot plate and some brilliant ideas for quickly turning your fish into a tasty dish.  The chef also does filleting demonstrations.

Every year since 1989 volunteers, fishing club members and many kind businesses, organisations and individuals have worked to put on Christchurch’s Take a Kid Fishing.

The Kids Fishing Charitable Trust (Charity #2168069) is our funding and governance body and we would be pleased to speak to anyone about donations.  

For more information
Email: takeakidfishingnz@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TakeAKidFishingNZ/

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